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The effects of open captions in a medical drama on the acquisition of medical terminology about chronic health conditions related to physical injury
(Taylor & Francis, 2019-08-14)
Background: Despite previous efforts to improve health literacy through entertainment media, current practice seems to address only a few public health topics. Purpose: We examined the impact of supplementary open captions ...
Characterising social structural and linguistic behaviours of subgroup interactions: a case of online health communities for postpartum depression on Facebook
Online health communities (OHCs) have become a major source of sharing knowledge and social support for people with health concerns. The present paper aimed to extend the previous understanding of community dynamics of two ...
The use of legal and social sanctions as a norming influence on texting while driving
(Taylor & Francis, 2020-09-10)
Laws banning texting while driving in the United States have not been highly successful in curbing the target behaviour. The aim of the current study was to explore the influence of normative campaign messages on texting ...
It matters who shares and who reads: persuasive outcomes of location check-ins on Facebook
Despite an emerging trend of location check-ins as a means of mobile communication amongst Facebook users, little attention has been devoted to the value of location check-ins as marketing potential. In particular, little ...
Time matters: framing antismoking messages using current smokers' preexisting perceptions of temporal distance to smoking-related health risks
(Taylor & Francis, 2017-01-17)
This study examined the effects of temporal framing used in messages about the future likelihood of developing smoking-related diseases on intention to quit smoking. Based on construal level theory (CLT), a causal model ...
The role of legal and moral norms to regulate the behavior of texting while driving
Despite a nationwide lawful effort to regulate texting-while-driving behavior, little change has been reported. This study assessed the effect of current legal enforcement on attitudinal and behavioral responses toward ...